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What is referencing?
Citations and references are needed in your assignments to show:
- that you acknowledge the original creator of the work (be it a book, journal, website etc.);
- that you have evidence to back up your argument;
- and to enable others to investigate your area of research more fully.
Using citations and referencing properly will help you:
- avoid plagiarism
- increase your grades - check your marking scheme as there are marks awarded for proper referencing.
Guidance on referencing is available on the library website.